Daily Archives: January 11, 2012

Hmm. Coincidence? Maybe, but hang on to your home price. Or perhaps you shouldn’t.

Top two Goldman trader execs “resign” after one of the firm’s worst trading years ever. I’m sure there’s a Che Guevara quote suitable for this occasion and we’ll ask Dollar Bill to supply it but Dylan did point out that “you don’t need a weatherman” etc. Should be a fun year.

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No real estate activity today (obviously) but here’s a new listing

35 Chapel Lane

35 Chapel Lane in Riverside is new today, but this old chestnut’s been going begging since 2008, when it demanded $3.5 million – didn’t get it. Now it’s back, at $1.751. What was advertised as “recently renovated” three years ago has been condensed to “as is”. I saw the house in 2008 and I think the new description is more accurate. Waterfront, yes, but also the soothing, babbling-brook-like sounds of I-95, whose bridge is just a few hundred yards away across Cos Cob Harbor. Some buyers may not like that.

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Harry Belefonte decides who is a true negro, who lacks a moral compass

Freedom, no, bending over for dictators, si! Back to slavery

Herman Caine is a “false negro”, as are Condoleeza Rice and Colin Powell but Castro is just fine.

Obahma lacks a moral compass (okay, the man is right about that) while Hugo Chavez and Castro do.

No one but the most addled liberals (redundant) pays any heed to this old commie but still, it’s unpleasant to learn that he’s still around. Next thing you know, someone will tell me that Pete Seeger is still alive.

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WGCH’s Jeff Weber resigned last month – Sponge Pants Bob goes down

Jeff Weber, Chairman of the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce, believe it or not, has signed off WGCH and seems to be getting out of Dodge. I’m pretty sure (but I’ll look it up) that Weber was involved with Greenwich’s and WGCC’s  Michael Metter, whose SpongeTech penny stock has produced all sorts of arrests (including that of Metter), guilty pleas and big fines. As usual, Teri Buhl’s all over this story. She updated me but in the confusion of home life since Thanksgiving I missed the story. But it’s reassuring to know that Round Hill and Doubling have no monopoly on Greenwich criminals. Mr. Weber, by the way, lives in Riverside.

UPDATE: Teri Buhl says Mr. Weber’s involvement was limited to a loan to his company by one of Metter’s (convicted) partners.

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Oh come on, didn’t we all do that?

 

Hamburger University grants medical degrees?

Greenwich man arrested for playing doctor.

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Hey, where’d y’all go?

How'd that happen?

After cramming ObamaCare with its unpredictable costs down our throats, sending the cost of energy soaring with bans and taxes and attacking “the rich” (except the Democrat rich) at every opportunity, Obummer is now urging companies to bring their production and jobs back home. “We’re running out of fat cats to despoil”, he complains.

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Find that Round Hill resident!

At the suggestion of a reader I’ve added a “useful link”, Where in the world is Walter Noel?, a fun way to locate federal prisoners currently on hiatus from Greenwich. Play Fantasy Wall Street with them or swap ‘em with your friends!

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So who cares who’s school superintendant?

Using Everyday Math, I count 4,500 of you!

Reader Sound Beacher sends along this link to the meeting (ahem – held in Cos Cob) held so that residents could voice their opinion on who, or what they sought in a new superintendent. I sure didn’t attend – did you?

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There’s been no deterioration in the patient’s condition since 2009!

Looking good, Billy Ray!

99  Maple Avenue sold for $875,000 thirteen years ago, underwent unspecified renovations in 2008 and sold yesterday for $1.130 million. Assessment: $1.241.

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ACLU, Amnesty International weep

Obummer blows up Iranian scientist. When our president says he’s against any non-solar energy sources he means it!

Did you see, by the way, that he’s suspended the deportation of 215,000 illegal Salvadorians? They’re still recovering, our big hearted leader says, from the earthquake that struck their country in 2001. And if they’re here, we can probably find a way to get them to the polls come November.

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Is it too late to short AOL?

Dead rabbit trick

For some mysterious reason my computer now defaults to AOL’s home page when starting up. I’ve been too lazy to fix it – I will just as soon as I finish posting this - so I’ve had a chance to see what they’re offering. God awful – the layout sucks and the content is worthless. I’m impressed that Riverside’s Tim Armstrong made enough from this company to build a waterfront mansion but I doubt his shareholders are as pleased.

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Well yes, yes it is

1 Ferris Drive in Old Greenwich asking $559,000, has expired unsold. Listing describes it as “close to I-95″ – now that’s truth in advertising.

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Condo sale reported

25 W. Elm sold yesterday for $418,000. Sold in 2005 for $530,000. Asked $649,000 in 2006. Mortgage, $424,000.

As an aside, I notice that previous attempts to sell are increasingly being disappeared from the MLS history of properties. This has nothing to do with maintaining the illusion of a healthy real estate market, I’m sure.

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“My kid can stab your Honor Roll student”

Bumper sticker seen this morning on the (private) car of a uniformed Greenwich EMT. I know, to my regret, from bitter anger but geeze – I think I’ll drive myself to the hospital next time.

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Well, duh

Melts in your hand, not in your mouth

It’s hardly news that advertisements stretch the actual truth a teensey bit – the phony fluffy clouds that are now ubiquitous in Greenwich real estate ads, for example, but here’s a funny pictorial on just how far fast food sandwiches stray from the ones photographed by food stylists.

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Your tax dollars at work

Using federal funds, Bloomberg wants to ban liquor ads on subways and restrict the number of liquor stores and bars in New York City. More of the usual “we should pass a law” mentality from one of the more power-mad politicians in the country.

RELATED: The eternal attraction of prohibition

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